Last week, I told you the story of 14-year-old Giovanni Melton, who was shot to death by his father on November 2, 2017. Wendell Melton claimed the shooting was an accident, but many, including Giovanni’s mother, believe the murder was perpetrated by a man who couldn’t stand having a gay son.
In this episode, you’ll hear my conversation with Giovanni’s mom, Veronica Melton, who has channeled her grief and anger at the senseless murder of her baby into advocating for other LGBTQ+ youth of color with the hope of preventing future such tragedies.
This is part two of the heartbreaking story of Giovanni Melton.
Giovanni Melton Foundation website: https://giovannimelton.org/
Giovanni Melton Foundation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiovanniMeltonFoundation.org/
Giovanni Melton Foundation on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giovannimeltonfoundation/?hl=en
Moms Demand Action: https://momsdemandaction.org/
Everytown Survivor Network: https://www.everytown.org/organization/survivor-network/
National Action Network: https://nationalactionnetwork.net/
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